8 Essential Elements

CCLC has established the 8 Essential Elements of Conservation Landscaping to help you contribute to the restoration of the Chesapeake Bay region and improve it’s water and air quality. Incorporate as many of these elements as possible into your landscape to benefit all life in our area.

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CCLC Organizational members

Organizational members of CCLC provide products for conservation landscaping; landscape design or landscape contracting services; or education and information about conservation landscaping. The businesses, organizations and agencies who make up our Organizational Member listing, as paid members of Chesapeake Conservation Landscaping Council, support the 8 Essential Elements of Conservation Landscaping.

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A Focus on Sustainability Webinar Series

CCLC is excited to host a webinar series geared to professionals about sustainable landscapes and all the issues that surround this important subject. The series is being presented by the Ecological Landscaping Association (ELA), the Chesapeake Conservation Landscaping Council (CCLC), Midwest Ecological Landscape Alliance (MELA), & EcoLandscape California (ELC). Known regionally for their quality education programs, these organizations are working cooperatively to share knowledge and encourage conversations with landscape professionals from around the country and the globe.

These interactive webinars are taught by experts from across the country. Topics covered in this series include a deeper look into soils, native & invasive plants, water management, sustainable landscaping & maintenance, organic lawn care, how sustainable practices can be good for business, and why being sustainable is a healthy landscaping option.

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Biohabitats Conservation Landscape

Stop 7 during the Biohabitats Living Wall & Conservation Landscape tour